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New to PC gaming. Need help on build.

#1TheNeoVoidPosted 3/28/2014 2:14:40 PM
New to PC gaming and decided to finally build my own rig. I have the extras like monitor, mouse, keyboard etc. I looking more advice on the tower itself. My budget is around 1000 dollars.

Here's what I've put together http:// pcpartpicker.com/p/ 3i7H2
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#2kill2thisPosted 3/28/2014 2:47:36 PM(edited)
12GB Ram is a bit weird, if its for purely gaming just use 8GB for now, if you do need it for video editing or something you'd probably be better with 16GB.

Could save money on a motherboard, unless there's some specific feature of this one that you like (most Z87 boards overclock within the same parameters, unless you're a serious overclocker)

Build as it is doesn't require 750w PSU so that's a bit overkill. a 500 watt from a reputable manufacturer would be fine.

Presuming you've gone for the 4670K for the ability to overclock? if so you'll want an aftermarket cooler (CM Hyper 212 is cheap enough)

If you make those changes you could potentially have enough to jump the GPU to a 770GTX/R9 280X
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3i9jL
#3tonofunPosted 3/28/2014 2:47:47 PM
I've got a good 1k build for you and I'll tell you why I like this build:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3i934

1. If you plan to OC in the future and to get a good, long term use out of your CPU, you need to keep it cool. Water cooling is a good approach and Corsair has a great rep.

2. Your MB was a bit overkill for the budget. The PC Mate is a good, cheaper alternative.

3. I wouldn't get over 8 GB RAM unless you have multiple purposes for the rig like I do (photo editing) and I use 16, same brand.

4. Other people might say the memory I picked is overkill and it is. But I like to house everything on a speedy SSD. Keep your most played games on it and keep the rest on the Barracuda.

5.GPU was a good choice. The MSI one is a little beefier.

6. The power supply and case are good enough. The Corsair PSU I chose is semi-modular which is gonna make building your rig a little easier.

7. Don't forget a drive! Asus is good.
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#4TheNeoVoid(Topic Creator)Posted 3/28/2014 3:09:00 PM(edited)
Ha forgot to add the cd drive. Really I'd like on my budget it'd play games at max for a few years before having to overclock/upgrade.
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#5tonofunPosted 3/28/2014 3:18:04 PM
Most people are okay without the SSD so drop that then. You got two choices: get a MSI or EVGA 770 card or i7-4770k CPU. Either way you will be set up for the future and that'll bring you to 1k. Most people would choose an upgraded graphics card if your seriously into gaming.
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#6TheNeoVoid(Topic Creator)Posted 3/28/2014 3:27:08 PM
tonofun posted...
Most people are okay without the SSD so drop that then. You got two choices: get a MSI or EVGA 770 card or i7-4770k CPU. Either way you will be set up for the future and that'll bring you to 1k. Most people would choose an upgraded graphics card if your seriously into gaming.


Thanks. I'll probably go with the 770 since this is meant for hardcore gaming.
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#7tonofunPosted 3/28/2014 3:36:11 PM
TheNeoVoid posted...
tonofun posted...
Most people are okay without the SSD so drop that then. You got two choices: get a MSI or EVGA 770 card or i7-4770k CPU. Either way you will be set up for the future and that'll bring you to 1k. Most people would choose an upgraded graphics card if your seriously into gaming.


Thanks. I'll probably go with the 770 since this is meant for hardcore gaming.


Good choice :D
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#8TheNeoVoid(Topic Creator)Posted 3/28/2014 3:41:14 PM
I should have the money then for this build in two weeks.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3iat9
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#9tonofunPosted 3/28/2014 6:26:07 PM
Good parts. I'd still try for an i7 if you can swing it. You'd be looking at another $100-120. Have fun building.
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#10TheNeoVoid(Topic Creator)Posted 3/28/2014 9:08:42 PM
tonofun posted...
Good parts. I'd still try for an i7 if you can swing it. You'd be looking at another $100-120. Have fun building.


I thought about that and decided I'd pay extra for that.

http:// pcpartpicker.com/p/ 3icuy
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